Shattering the previous record of most all-time Billboard Music Awards wins, Drake took home 12 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist – the most of the evening, bringing his total to 27, now the most of any artist ever!
Alexa Christina Politis
I hear the sound of applause and I feel my heart pump inside my chest with adrenaline. I usually get this feeling right before a huge concert by my favorite singer begins.
I am Oz the Great and Powerful. I command you …
Did that really just happen?
A genie can dream and conceive that very dream.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), THE BODYGUARD had its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron. THE BODYGUARD was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time: “I Will Always Love You.”
Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron.
Contralto Singer and X Factor Winner, Alexandra Burke, holds her own as she takes on her first ever Musical Theatre Album recording, featured as lead Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard The Musical Album.
After winning The X Factor, Burke released the winner’s single “Hallelujah”, which became the European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 in one day. In June 2014, Burke replaced Beverley Knight in the lead role of Rachel Marron in the West End musical at the Adelphi Theatre, touring with the production in 2015 and 2016.
A Romantic Thriller started its official tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on January 10, 2017.
Now, to the music:
The Queen of The Night: A rocking paso-doble
The Greatest Love of All – Nice release on C2. Reminds me of…
How Will I Know: Raspy zeal, poignant pronunciation with a youthful tone that is as much as a throwback as the original.
Burke captures Whitney’s light at end of tunnel reverberation with her vibrato…
Saving All My Love for You: tactful dip and depth in the first verse, zaps you into the initial heartbreak- longing of this song.
I was in wonderment, and stood in awe, trying to puzzle together what makes up an iconic singer. What is it to sing?
We are all iconic in our own way, but we are all in too much of a hurry to realize it.
What struck me at the Wax museum: Whitney Houston.
l was a child when (it was the last time I saw her) I last saw her…
I planted my feet solid in the carpet beneath me, rigid against the crowd of people trying to take me in with the force/wave of the crowd.
I’m was in wonderment, and stood in awe, trying to puzzle together what makes up an iconic singer. What is it to sing?
To take in the enormity of this iconic singer. …
Flame burned bright but left us too soon
The Pearl Studios had the privilege of hosting real theatre pearl, Ms. Natalie Weiss, the melismatically-gifted performer who kicked off the New Year with her two-hour COME RIFF WITH ME Workshop on January 8th at 12 pm.
As we start off the New Year, I cannot put the SING Soundtrack out of my mind. Probably because, as Sing’s Executive Music Producer Harvey Mason Jr.’(Dreamgirls, The Pitch Perfect Series,) puts it, “This is not just an ordinary soundtrack or film.
The lights dim, and the young talented filmmakers from the Summer Arts Institute 2016 program eagerly huddle into the Museum of Moving Image in the end of July for the professional screening of their Student-Short Films .